Men's Tennis

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April 13, 1998

Men's Tennis Edged Out by Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Notre Dame's 14th-ranked men's tennis team dropped its second straight 4-3 match to a top-10 opponent on Monday as sixth-ranked Illinois edged the Irish on the heels of another close loss to seventh-ranked Texas on Saturday. The Illini won the doubles point and then won three of six singles matches, including two three-set matches for the 4-3 win. The loss is the second regional loss for the Irish in 10 matches this season and the first to loss Illinois in 11 matches under 11th-year head coach Bobby Bayliss.

Illinois won two 9-7 matches at Nos. 1 and 2 doubles to win the doubles point. Irish sophomore Ryan Sachire, junior Brian Patterson and senior Eric Enloe each won straight-set singles matches for Notre Dame's three points. Seniors Jakub Pietrowski and Dan Rothschiuld lost three-set matches while Matt Horlsey fell in straight sets for Illinois' three singles wins.

The loss drops Notre Dame to 14-6 while Illinois improves to 14-5. The Irish return to the court for another regional road match at Michigan on Thurs., April 16, before closing out the regular season at Indiana on Sun., April 19.


#6 ILLINOIS 4, #14 NOTRE DAME 3
Doubles
No. 1:  Cary Franklin/Oliver Freelove (UI) def. 
        Brian Patterson/Jakub Pietrowski (ND) 9-7
No. 2:  Mike Blain/Gavin Sontag (UI) def. Vijay Freeman/Dan Rothschild (ND) 9-7
No. 3:  Matt Horsley/Ryan Sachire (ND) def. Matt Snyder/Jakub Teply (UI) 8-6
Singles
No. 1:  Sachire (ND) def. Freelove (UI) 7-5, 6-4
No. 2:  Sontag (UI) def. Pietrowski (ND) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3
No. 3:  Patterson (ND) def. Franklin (UI) 6-3, 6-2
No. 4:  Teply (UI) def. Rothschild (ND) 4-6, 6-2, 6-3
No. 5:  Jeff Laski (UI) def. Horsley (ND) 6-4, 7-5
No. 6:  Eric Enloe (ND) def. Snyder (UI) 6-3, 6-4





      

      

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January 20
3:30 PM
Ball State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
January 22
12:00 PM
Kentucky
Lexington, Ky. (Boone Tennis Center)
January 27
1:30 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Complex)
January 28
3:00 PM
TBA
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Complex)
February 4
10:00 AM
Monmouth N.J.
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 4
3:00 PM
William & Mary
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 11
12:00 PM
Boston College
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 12
12:00 PM
Illinois
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 12
5:00 PM
Detroit
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 19
12:00 PM
Indiana
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
February 24
6:00 PM
Northwestern
Notre Dame, Ind. (Eck Tennis Pavilion)
March 3
6:00 PM
Ohio State
Columbus, Ohio (Varsity Tennis Center)
March 11
12:00 PM
Louisville
Louisville, Ky. (Bass-Rudd Tennis Center)
March 18
2:00 PM
Virginia
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
March 24
3:00 PM
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Va. (Burrows-Burrleson Tennis Center)
March 31
3:30 PM
North Carolina State
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 2
12:00 PM
Georgia Tech
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 7
3:00 PM
Florida State
Tallahassee, Fla. (Speicher Tennis Center)
April 9
12:00 PM
Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. (Neil Schiff Tennis Center)
April 14
3:00 PM
Duke
Durham, N.C. (Ambler Tennis Center)
April 16
12:00 PM
North Carolina
Chapel Hill, N.C. (Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center)
April 21
3:30 PM
Clemson
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 23
12:00 PM
Wake Forest
Notre Dame, Ind. (Courtney Tennis Center)
April 26
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 27
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 28
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 29
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
April 30
TBA
ACC Championships
Rome, Ga. (Rome Tennis Center)
May 12
All Day
NCAA Championships
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